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Diamond Tail mine, Placitas District, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USAi
Regional Level Types
Diamond Tail mineMine
Placitas DistrictMining District
Sandoval Co.County
New MexicoState

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 21' 35'' North , 106° 18' 25'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Placitas4,977 (2011)12.2km
Madrid204 (2011)14.9km
San Felipe Pueblo2,404 (2011)15.1km
Algodones814 (2011)15.8km
San Pedro184 (2011)16.0km

Structure: Diamond Tail Fault

Tectonics: Hagan Basin

Deposit: Mineralization is found within two distinct sandstone units As a modified roll-type form. The deposit was delineated by drill holes.

Rock formation(s): Galisteo

Ore(s): Sandstone Channels

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: UO2
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O UraniniteUO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U UraniniteUO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O


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Mclemore, V.T., (1983), Nmbmmr Ofr-183, Appendix
Hatchell, W.O. and C. Wentz, (1981), "uranium Resources and Technology,--a Review of the New Mexico Uranium Industry 1980,"new Mexico Energy and Minerals Dept. Report, 226 P.
Chenoweth, W.L., (1979), Nmgs Guidebook, 30th Field Conference, P. 261-264
Moore, J.C., (1979), Nmgs Guidebook, 30th Field Conference, P. 265-267

USGS MRDS Record:10014468
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